“Be grateful you still have a job (even if you are shouldering the work of four people.)”
“At least you have health insurance (albeit a crappy plan with a ginormous deductible.)”
“Hey, you have a roof over your head (even if you aren’t sure how to pay your rent next month.)”
“So many others are in a much worse position than you (so shut your gripe gob.)”
I’m not a hater, really I’m not. I am thankful for all sorts of things large and small. These days, however, there seems to be a general attitude that we should be happy with our state in life because others have it much, much worse. Granted, I may not be getting royally cornholed, but I’m often still getting fucked. I’m supposed to journal about how blessed I am?
First of all, I don’t want others to be worse off than me. I like to feel superior in loads of ways, don't get me wrong, but not when it comes to reliable indoor plumbing. And I don’t want to rationalize away my sorry state of affairs by giving thanks that I have just enough banked to see me through one round of bills. When someone counts off my blessings and tells me that I should be grateful, I want to tell the goddamned Oprah acolyte that stewing in silently suffering martyr juice ain’t my style.
Write that in your gratitude journal, you sanctimonious asshat. I’d be forever grateful.
What’s the most annoying comment you’ve received lately about gratitude and/or your attitude?